What a horrible week that was! Nobody told me that the treatment would be worse than the condition, I had been plodding along nicely with the Epilepsy medications as prescribed when it came time to increase the keppra and then it all went wrong. I am normally mentally stable and balanced but for a week now I have had sudden bursts of rage which I have since learned are a common side effect? My wife contacted the neurologist and she has said to lower the dose a bit and see how I am in 2 weeks time, I hope I will return to “normal”?
I have a theory that tiredness may be contributing and that all this is part of the Epilepsy? The days when these events have happened have been days when I have either slept badly or got up early to go somewhere? I would be interested to hear if other people with Epilepsy find tiredness makes things worse.
Everybody has ups and downs and I am no different, yesterday had some good “ups” as I went on my last pike fishing trip of the season. Fish were caught and I relaxed and enjoyed just being there.
They may have only been tiddlers but I enjoyed catching them.
12 pound Pike
In other news; My son has finally moved in with his partner in readiness for the summer arrival of their baby. The only downside of this has been has been that for the past 2 months Julia has been getting his flat sorted. He lived in a multi level penthouse flat which was very large so all his stuff had to go up and down loads of stairs. She cleaned and painted, repaired plaster, sorted what he is keeping and disposed of what he isn’t! she has been busy. In his defence, he couldn’t do much as he lives in a hotel in Swindon during the week and only returns to Wellingborough at weekends just in time for his special Friday dinner with us, but now that he has moved there will be no more Friday nights.
Onwards and upwards.
Wiccaweys dog of the day is Dexter
Dexter has come to us from our friends at Hyndburn Dogs In Need. He was handed in when his dad’s circumstances changed. Dexter has been a much loved companion who was his dad’s constant companion, accompanying him in his lorry on long distance trips. When his dad was made redundant, life changed and a new job meant that Dexter had to stay at home alone. Dexter was distressed being left, so his dad made the very sad choice to give him up.
Dexter is a gorgeous boy. He is very friendly and happy. He is great with other dogs, very playful and obviously travels exceptionally well.
DEXTER WAS ADOPTED TODAY. (3/3/13) :-)